Today, we no longer say “anti-aging”, but “pro-aging”. We no longer fight against the irremediable, we accompany it by assuming it.


Smile, you are getting old!

So far, the cosmetics industry has yet to find a way to stop skin aging. So instead of moping around and bitterly regretting his younger years, why not take care of them? Good news, it's called pro-ageing, it's trendy and it's exactly what's going on among people over 50.


Mature skin

This pivotal age in a woman's life is first of all the subject of a daily face-to-face and a disturbing link with her mirror. Because the signs are there: fine lines, drier skin, signs of fatigue, spots... are more and more present and obvious. Mature skin is altered at the level of collagen and elastin fibers. This phenomenon is due to time or premature aging. It is possible to slow down the aging process but not to avoid it. We can also with good natural active ingredients, visibly reduce its consequences. At menopause, the thickness, firmness, pigmentation and hydration of the skin are modified. The appearance of the skin changes in the three layers (hypodermis, dermis, epidermis), by the following changes: the subcutaneous fatty tissue thins and the connective tissue loses its ability to fix water. Elastin fibers degenerate and wrinkles appear. The epidermis becomes thinner.


Understanding skin aging

Like all organs in your body, your skin is subject to the effects of time. It's skin aging. It is very influenced by how you take care of it throughout your life. So choosing a natural anti-wrinkle cosmetic treatment is the best option, both to prevent and to act on existing wrinkles.


Aging is a natural process, it goes through several stages:

1. dehydration and dryness of the skin

2. fine lines

3. relaxation and loss of tone

4. deeper wrinkles

Let's start by fully understanding the mechanism of aging before discussing the appropriate “natural anti-wrinkle” cosmetic treatments.


A capital to protect

Many factors lead to the alteration of cellular repair and functional maintenance mechanisms:

  • Individuals: genetics, hormones…
  • Environmental: sun, pollution…
  • Personal: tobacco, stress, alcohol, diet……

Your skin is an organ in constant renewal. Every day, skin cells die and renew themselves. Normally, the renewal is done every 28 days. As the skin ages, it slows down and can progress to over 30 days. Then the accumulation of older cells gives a feeling of blurred complexion, thickened skin and skin dryness.


Dehydration and dryness of the skin

If these phenomena are not corrected, wrinkles can more easily leave their imprint, knowing that the skin tends to thin out as it ages.

You can compare your skin to that of an apple. Skin that ages without hydration wilts.

First natural anti-wrinkle reflex: Drink 1.5 L of water a day in addition to a balanced diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, fatty acids and omega 3.

Second natural anti-wrinkle reflex: Adopt an exclusively natural cosmetic care routine to avoid dehydration, prevent oxidation, tone and firm your skin.

Individual factors of aging

We have a different genetic heritage. Our chromosomes get shorter with each cell division. And if they become too short, the cells stop dividing and therefore renewing themselves. Our cells will then age.

Our genetics will also condition our ability to resist oxidative stress (= attack from free radicals).

Our hormones also play an important role in the growth and renewal of keratinocytes (skin cells) as well as fibroblasts, which condition:

1. tone

2. renewal of the supporting tissue = dermis

We must realize that these personal factors are part of everyone, the goal being not to make things worse with external factors.


Role of environment and lifestyle

Certain factors such as stress, tobacco can accelerate this phenomenon indirectly.

You may have noticed that your skin was more marked when you were in an unfavorable environment:

The role of the environment is almost as important as that of physiology in skin aging. In recent years, specialists have noticed that an unfavorable environment (sun, tobacco, stress, etc.) could modify the genetic capital of skin cells, making them less efficient in their multiplication and more fragile.

To age well, it is therefore fundamental to avoid these environmental factors as much as possible, in particular the sun, tobacco, pollution, while taking care to maintain a balanced diet and more generally a healthy life.


Diet and lifestyle

  • Avoid excess alcohol, stress, lack of sleep, tobacco, excessive sun exposure.
  • Balanced diet rich in vitamins A, C, E, zinc, antioxidants and fatty acids
  • Remineralising herbal teas (nettle, oats, raspberry, chamomile, lemon balm, horsetail)
  • Detox cure twice a year
  • Rejuvenation treatment twice a year/ 3 weeks: borage and evening primrose oil capsules.


Cosmetic solutions

Are you hesitant to say that you have “mature” skin? It is however a pro-aging support that she needs, and more necessarily the only moisturizing cream to which you have been accustomed for years. On the program, enhanced hydration, nourishing and firming formulas, antioxidants to fight against free radicals, and smoothing and tightening active ingredients to feel more beautiful right away. Your skin will want more!

Before getting to the heart of the matter, we must nevertheless remember that, no, we cannot expect everything from a cream. A cosmetic investment, important as it is, must be supported by a few accompaniments that are more common sense.


Beauty rules and tips

  • Restorative sleep.
  • Moderate sun exposure.
  • Relaxation (balance) Yoga and meditation.
  • Self esteem.
  • Eat little, varied and of high quality (organic, unrefined, not industrially processed).
  • Drink enough water.
  • Integrate quality vegetable oils (especially omega 3 and olive oil) into your diet every day.
  • Regular physical exercise.
  • Be wary of repeated slimming diets.
  • Avoid: tobacco, excess alcohol, stress, chemicals (food, care and household products) and air pollution.
  • Well applied natural cosmetics and in-cabin beauty treatments.
  • Do not forget to exfoliate the skin regularly for better absorption of your products.
  • Gymnastics and facial self-massage (it's free).


Anti-Aging Ingredients That Work

  • Moisturizers and humectants, antioxidants, Q10, photo-protectors.
  • Vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins.
  • Plant extracts, genuine vegetable oils, Co2 extraction, essential oils.
  • Hyaluronic acid, plant stem cells, polypeptides, liposomes, ceramides, collagen, elastin.


And a bit of philosophy in the face of skin aging!

The best way to avoid aging prematurely is to live mindfully, actively and healthily. If it cannot be denied that cosmetics contribute to our beauty, they can only very partially erase the damage of a lifestyle harmful to the skin. And according to psychologists, the fear of aging even prevents cosmetics from having their effect. Because, in the long term, this fear leaves traces deeper than those that cosmetics can erase.

Because once they're there, wrinkles, and even if they can be reduced… well, yes, they're there. There is no point in despairing. And when you've done everything necessary to limit them… all you have to do is try to appreciate them!


ref: Oleassence in Luberon, Observatory of cosmetics, Julien Kaibeck

Back to blog